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About Mitchell Plitnick

Mitchell Plitnick is the Program Director at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He is the former Director of the US Office of B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, and was previously the Director of Education and Policy for Jewish Voice for Peace. He is a widely published and respected policy analyst. Born in New York City, raised an Orthodox Jew and educated in Yeshiva, Mitchell grew up in an extremist environment that passionately supported the radical Israeli settler movement. His writing has appeared in the Jordan Times, Israel Insider, UN Observer, Middle East Report, Global Dialogue, San Francisco Chronicle, Die Blaetter Fuer Deutsche Und Internationale Politik, Outlook, and in a regular column for a time in Tikkun Magazine. He has been interviewed by various outlets including PBS News Hour, the O’Reilly Factor and CNBC Asia. Plitnick graduated with honors from UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies and wrote his thesis on Israeli and Jewish historiography and earned his Masters Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park's School of Public Policy.

Author Archives: Mitchell Plitnick

Understanding EU Labeling Regulations

November 24th, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Recently, the European Union implemented a procedure for enforcing existing regulations requiring the labeling of some goods

The Endless Occupation

November 15th, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick In late October, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a joint meeting of the Knesset foreign Affairs

Silent Arrogance: Netanyahu at the UN

October 2nd, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his appearance at the United Nations General Assembly today, one day

Iceland’s Boycott of Israel: Update

September 19th, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick The city of Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital, modified its position today on a boycott of Israel, deciding instead

BDS in Perspective

September 19th, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick In the ten years since it commenced, the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) has slowly

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